Category - Divorce

Dating after divorce

Dating isn’t the easiest thing to do no matter where you’re at in life, but it’s especially tricky after divorce. There are lots of loose ends, baggage, children might be involved or multiple other issues might be making it difficult to start dating again. But before you begin to date again, you should take some […]

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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Lisa Hynek, Domestic Abuse Project Coordinator at Family & Children’s Center Cecil. The lion, right/ Outrage stormed across the nation as people learned about the 13-year-old lion that was killed by a Minnesota dentist in a country that most Americans cannot locate on a map. News headlines ran wild across the nation: “U.S. Dentist Wanted […]

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Suicide Awareness in the La Crosse Community

Alicia Skiles, MS, NCC, GCDF, Professional Counselor The 10th Annual Suicide Prevention Awareness Event will be held Tuesday evening on September 15th from 6pm-7:30 at Riverside Park in La  Crosse. It is free and open to the public. The purpose of the event is in the title; it is to cultivate awareness about this very […]

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Substance Use Disorders: A Complex Brain Disease

Melony Hansen, MA, CSW, CSAC, IDP-IT, Substance Abuse Counselor at Family & Children’s Center According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, addiction is “a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual […]

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Helping Children Cope with Divorce

Without question, divorce is difficult for all members of a family, but for children it can be especially difficult. Frequently they are the last to hear the news and are generally less prepared for it than parents who have seen problems evolve over a period of time. Children wonder why it happened and whether they […]

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